Elstob, William an English clergyman and antiquary, was born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, January 1, 1673, and was educated at Eton and Catharine Hall, Cambridge. In 1696 he became a fellow of University College. In 1792 he was appointed rector of the united parishes of St. Swithin and St. Mary Bothan, London. In 1703 he published an edition of Ascham's Latin letters. He died in 1714. The following are some of his. publications: An Essay on the Great Affinity and Mutual Agreement between the Two Professions of Law, and Divinity (Lond. 8vo): — Sermons (1704, 4to): — A Translation into Latin of the Saxon Homily of Lupus, with Notes by Dr. Hickes (1701).